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Kai Liu - Anren, Sichuan, China - Sichuan (Global Lives Project, 2008) ~07:30:52 - 07:45:53


Published 2008


In this clip, Kai puts pricetags on a few items in the shop, wipes the countertops, and rearranges the products. He works mostly in silence, talking to himself a few times. A neighborhood girl comes in to buy some water.
This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Kai Lui, a cafeteria food purchaser and convenience store manager from Anren, China. He was 37 years old at the time of the shoot.
Kai Liu grew up in a small village in rural Sichuan, China. After marrying Delian, they migrated to Anren- a national key town 25 miles from the city of Chengdu- where they found work and lodging managing a convenience store. They have one daughter, and much of their resources are devoted to providing for her education. Kai works a second job as a purchasing officer at Anren middle school where he manages the procurement of food for the school's 2600 students.
This video was produced by Ya-Hsuan Huang, Yi Han, Nobuhiro Awata, Irene Herrera, Bastien Robilliard, Hiroko Sumikura, Fang Liang, David Evan Harris, Chieko Kato, Major Tian, and Christina Liu. This video is part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience. For more information see globallives.org.


Producer Global Lives Project
Language man

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